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Jean trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design (now UCA Farnham) where she graduated with a BA hons degree in 3D Design/Ceramics.
She describes her current figurative work as thought-provoking narratives in clay. Her influences include fairy tales, novels, observations, and childhood memories. Wheeled animals and doll like figures evoke a sense of familiarity and nostalgia and carry loose narratives which invite interpretation. More recently she has been focussing on a series of busts.
Jean works from her studio in Guildford. All her work is individually hand built using a stoneware clay, decorated with underglazes and a dry, matt glaze which is reminiscent of worn fabric. Her work is often embellished with nichrome wire and tacs. After the second firing, gold leaf is applied to some of her pieces.